New - NQ-3 PQE Banking Role, Top Tier Firm, Manchester

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New - NQ-3 PQE Banking Role, Top Tier Firm, Manchester

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    Banking & Finance

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  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW BF M1

  • Published:

    29 days ago

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​Our Vision. Your Future.

We don't follow trends. We start them. Now we’re offering you the opportunity to bring your ambition, initiative and entrepreneurial mindset to a global business that’s redefining the expectations of a law firm. 


We are currently recruiting for two associates (NQ-3) to join our global Finance Group in Manchester. Our team advises lenders and borrowers on complex, high value and high profile financing transactions in the UK and internationally. The team has particular expertise in leveraged finance, corporate finance for PLC borrowers, real estate finance and asset based lending.

Our Finance Group are a close-knit, collegiate team with an emphasis on developing talent and finding opportunities for our associates to stretch themselves.

Key areas of responsibility: 

Working on a broad range of Finance transactions including leveraged finance, corporate finance for PLC borrowers, real estate finance and asset based lending

Representing lenders and borrowers in complex finance transactions

International deal exposure, advising regularly on cross border mandates alongside colleagues in other offices 

Involvement in drafting a wide range of Finance Documents, including credit agreements, intercreditor agreements and security documents

Opportunities to develop specialist sector knowledge

Opportunities to work with Finance partners from across the UK, not just in your ‘home’ office

Potential for client or interoffice secondments


Candidates who have between 0 - 3 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to successfully undertake this role.

The ideal candidate will: 

Be an experienced finance lawyer within at least one of the practice areas mentioned above 

Demonstrate strong technical skills in finance work, with an international awareness and focus to their work

Have experience working across a variety of sectors 

Commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news

Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working 

Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients 

Knowledge of lender and borrower requirements and approaches to transactions

Experience of multi-jurisdictional transactions would be preferable but is not essential

Be able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment

Be keen to get involved in business development (with the right support from Partners and colleagues)